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unrest. concerns are mounting about japan's nuclear crisis. >> why several nations are
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preparing for radio active fallout. >> the situation in japan continues to worsen as cruise try to reverse what happened. wjz has complete coverage for you. mike hellgren with how maryland is taking a closer look at the nuclear facilities here and near by first, randall pinkston with more on the situation in japan. >> reporter: japanese military helicopters carrying water buckets hovered over the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. the problems are not simple enough to be fixed by water dumbs. another fire and high radiation levels temporarily forced crews to leach wednesday morning but they were ordered to return several hours later. about 50 workers have been
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trying to cool fuel rods. earlier in the day white smoke could be seen rising. thousands of worried residents are fleeing. many are frustrated over the lack of information. >> it's very traumatic. >> reporter: the united nations and the u.s. government have both spent teams to japan to deal with the nuclear crisis. more than 90 governments are providing humanitarian assistance. hard hit villages are getting snow. shelters are filled to capacity with the homeless. >> i've been here for five days. all the schools have been turned into evacuation centers. >> reporter: he went on to television to make a rare address, urging his subjects not to give up. randall pinkston, wjz, eyewitness news. >> wjz's complete coverage continues now with mering merpg. he's live with the maryland emergency management in
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reisterstown with more on how maryland inspects its facilities. >> reporter: goof good morning. the maryland emergency management agency annually take last look at the disaster plans and the potential impact. the unfolding nuclear crisis in japan has raised concerns over how maryland would be in a similar disaster with calvert cliffs nuclear reactor located in the bottom of the state. the each bottom on the susquehanna and three mile island. >> the government has said there is the possibility of what it call has meltdown. >> reporter: it was the site of the worst in history, a partial meltdown in 1979. the director of the emergency management. >> it's what we call a functional exercise, we'll have
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people here but not moving in the street. >> reporter: he said the plants are built to withstand the largest disaster. >> maryland is safe. although we do have fault lines. we would have between a 4.0 or 4.5. the plants are built to withstand the top categories for tornadoes and it's hurricane danger. >> reporter: he said the state has full-time access to a representative from calvert cliffs and remains in close contact with the operator of both peach bottom and three mile island. >> i could touch base to make sure nothing has changed, so it's very reassuring having people on site for us. >> reporter: right now the federal government is re-evaluating the earthquake risk at peach bottom and 26 other nuclear plants around the
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country. reporting live in reisterstown, mike hellgren, eyewitness news. >> thank you. please stay with wjz for complete coverage of this disaster in japan. for constant updates and addition video, log on to click on news and click on world. some questions in city hall today for mayor stephanie rawlings-blake. our media partner the baltimore sun said she feeted for nearly a million dollars in contracts for john hopkins where her husband works. the mayor resmoond didn't have anything to do with my husband's job, not one single item. >> the mayor says out of an abundance of caution she will have the city solicitor investigate. john hopkins and other operations employ about 47,000 local people. a city woman will not be going to prison after beating her elderly haunt to death with
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an anticar theft device known as the club. she killed her aunt because she believed the woman had become a demon. she will knot now be -- now be kept in a state psychiatric unit. without a trace, the search is on in new york for a college student from maryland. wjz is following the search for george delany. >> reporter: dean nip hasn't been -- delany hasn't been heard from since last weekend. troopers, forest rangers and volunteers began a second day of searching for the 20-year-old. his car was found abandoned in the rural village of way land, 40 miles south of rochester. the family said they are worried about him and hopes everyone keeps him in their prayers. >> delany is a junior political
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science major and attends rochester institute of technology. fire crews are still on the scene of a fire in the 7900 block of east baltimore near east point. a woman has been seriously burned there. medical crews are treating her at the scene. she apparently was in the bedroom when she was injured by the fire. after a damp overcast morning the sun is out. there's a lot of blue sky. the day keeps getting milder and milder with promise of more of the same and meteorologist bernadette woods has more. good afternoon. good afternoon. let's go to first warning doppler radar. what we have is it's starting to mix with sunshine. it has risen to 52. the more sun, the more we're going to rise. this will start warming up today but this is just the beginning.
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tomorrow and friday even warmer air comes our way. we'll have the numbers and details coming up shortly. the ncaa tournament started a little early this year. for two teams it's already over. north carolina asheville kicked off the preliminary rip round. the bulldogs hit a big three-pointer. the bulldogs win. clemson also beat alabama birmingham yesterday in the other preliminary game and the ncaa tournament kicks off live right here on wjz tomorrow afternoon. you can she clemson play west virginia at noon. that will be followed by princeton and kentucky at 2:30. tomorrow night beginning at 7:00, wofford versus byu, followed by gonzaga and st. johns. make your picks in the wjz annapolis subaru bracket challenge. you can challenge marty, tim,
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don, mark and me and radio personalities from the fan. click on the link at the top of the home page. you can find all of the games during the ncaa tournament. still to come, a vicious attack. a little girl was mauled just feet from her front door. what happened next. a change at the top. why the mayor of a major city is now checking the want ads. and a real warmup is still coming our way. meteorologist bernadette woods has the school -- complete forecast coming up.
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an american cia contractor is free today shortly after being charged with murder in pakistan. ray mopped davis was charged with killing two pakistan nip men and immediately pardoned it. is claimed that blood money was paid as part of the deal. the state department said davis has diplomate thick immuney. davis insists he acted in self-defense. a texas community is on edge today after a little girl was attack bid a neighbor's pitbull. it happened while the
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11-year-old girl was on a bike ride with her dad. the man said he didn't see the dog until this was too late. >> when i heard that scream, daddy, and that grimace in her face, that pain she was feeling and that dog, i'm a mess. the dog had my daughter's right leg in its mouth, bit her twice. >> the man was able to fight animal off but his daughter needed more than 100 stitches in her leg. neighbors said the dogs a attacked people in the past and the father plans to press charges against the owner. the mayor of north -- of miami-dade has been fired. it's over salary increases for county employees. with 75% of the votes counted, 88% voted to out the mayor. a record-setting day in
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alaska as the iditarod race ended earlier than expected. 48-year-old john baker and his dog came over the finish line in eight days, 19 hours. it is the first time since 1976 a native alaskan has won the race. he said a lot of the credit belongs to his new lead dogs who he named red dog and ?irks. >> two of my favorites. still top come, a cloudy day, but a warmup is around the corner. first, here's a look at today's midday stocks.
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welcome back. you can see the sun is starting to peek through. we'll she more and more as that storm pulls away, the winds start to mix up. this is the rain from overnight. it did come down heavy at times. you saw a burst of pink but it was pretty much rain. here's some of the rainfall amounts. hagerstown and the farther west the less there was. southern parts of the eastern shore, it didn't happen at the airport. there was a band of heavy rain.
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we saw more east than in those areas. now the winds are turning around to the southwest. they're in the process of doing that now that they're pick up, the sun is starting to come out. als the sun comes out, the temperatures go up. 52 already. 58 in ocean city. we started out in the low 40s. we haven't climbed all that much. as we head through the afternoon, these temperatures are going to jump. close to 60 and that is the beginning. here's the storm making its way off to the northeast. behind it a little bit of a break. this is the way it works out for us. it will continue pushing off to the nee. high pressure dominates at least for now. some of that warm air comes our way. another front comes our direction friday night into saturday. as that happens, there's a chance for a couple of showers. there could be a few around here. this will start to cool us down but even our cooldown is much warmer than it's been.
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here's the forecast for today, warming up close to 60. sunshine starting to mix. tonight we go down to 38. patchy fog and tomorrow we keep an climbing. for st. patrick's day, 63 degrees. there is some morning fog. it will give way to sunshine it. gets warmer in the 70s on friday. >> thank you. still to come on wjz eyewitness news at noon, few per americans are lighting up. the results of a new smoker's study. >> wjz 13 is always on. here are the top stories on log on to ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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in today's healthwatch, a study found the heaviest number of smokers in the u.s. has dropped. the study shows just 7% of americans smoke a pack a day or more. that's a major decline from 1965 when close to 23% smoked heavily. california had the biggest drop. walking and talking on the cell phone may be more dangerous than you think. a study found people 59 to 89 were on the phone had slower
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reaction time and it took them longer to cross the street. >> check in at 4, 5 and 6 for a new chapter in the man who claims to be a member of the rockefeller family. two teens struck with a belt survive -- bolt survives. hear fair remarkable story. join us for these stories and all the breaking news stories. >> the five-day forecast is next. ,,,,,,,,,,
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welcome back. clouds mixed in with sunshine. we'll see more sunshine. as we do, those temperatures are going up. we're finally getting rid of the storm. all right. here's our five-day forecast. today is the beginning of the warmup. by tomorrow up to 63. on friday 75 degrees. now there is a front coming our way friday night into saturday. there's a chance for a couple of showers with that but behind this we'll cool down. however, our cool down is 64 on saturday then on sunday, the first day of spring officially, and at 7 p.m. when this comes in.
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58 degrees and 58 on monday hoop at 10:00 it's "criminal minds." eyewitness news is next at 11. sometimes we broadcast professionals speak too soon, say too much and too vee hemently and that was the case during this tournament. >> you have to play this along the ground, but he's not. that's impossible. you have to play that along the ground. man. >> got worked up. twice you heard. help went on to win the match play tournament. if you're a golfer you would do that once in your life. >> right. >> i was going to say, what are you talking about. >> open mouth, insert foot,
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right. >> you see my golf marker? that's me. >> have a great day. thanks for watching eyewitness news on maryland's news station. i'm jessica kartalija. >> don scott. >> i'm bernadette woods. we'll see you back here at 4,,,,
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